COVID Stats and the Perils of Chicken Thievery

November 23, 2021
a photo by Nancy Torpey showing Tucker Gulch in the fall

Golden Eye Candy – Nancy Torpey – Tucker Gulch – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

8-9AM Virtual: Coffee Connections
9-10AM Women’s Exercise and Bible Study @ First United Methodist Church
2-2:30PM Small Bites: Finding Joy in Self Care and Change
9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
5:30-6:25PM HIIT & Sculpt

Real World Events

9-10AM Women’s Exercise and Bible Study @ First United Methodist Church
10:15AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
1:30PM Triad Senior Safety @ Jeffco District Attorney’s Office
5-7PM Golden Living Community Happy Hour @ Buffalo Rose
6:30PM Team Trivia at the Buffalo Rose

Weekly COVID Update


% of Jeffco residents (age 5 and over) who have received at least one shot (+1.4% since last week). 70.9% of residents 5+ are fully-vaccinated (+0.5% since last week) source

NEW STAT: 20.8% of Jeffco residents age 5 and over have received boosters.


Jefferson County Case Summary:
Cases in Jeffco – Nov 15th: 68,753 | Nov 22nd: 71,222 (+2,469)
Deaths in Jeffco – Nov 15th: 1,021 | Nov 22nd: 1,038 (+17)
Currently Hospitalized in Jeffco – Nov 8th: 102 | Nov 22nd: 102 (unchanged)
Recovered – Nov 15th: 64,404 | Nov 22nd: 66,581 (+2,177)
Known Cases in Golden – Nov 15th: 2,631 | Nov 22nd: 2,726 (+95)

COVID Vaccine Appointments
State of Colorado: Where You Can Get Vaccinated
Jeffco Public Health Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000
State Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-268-2926.

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

More Public Health References
Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden

Where to get vaccinated
The retail outlets have long wait times right now, but it’s fairly easy to get an appointment with Jefferson County Public Health at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map).

Golden History Moment

Jefferson County Courthouse – click to enlarge

99 Years Ago
The November 23, 1922 Colorado Transcript reported that Andrew Anderson, a Jefferson County farmer, had been acquitted of murder.

Anderson had been losing chickens lately, so he set up an alarm system that would ring a bell when anyone entered his yard. The bell rang one night, so Anderson got out of bed and armed himself with a shotgun. He went out and saw a man emerging from his poultry house with a bag full of chickens. He ordered the man to stop. The man ran instead, so Anderson shot him. He died within hours.

Four months later, Anderson stood trial for murder. He represented himself, and apparently did an effective job. The jury debated for only 10 minutes before declaring him not guilty. It was a bad time and place to be a chicken thief.

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!